Scholarships for International Students in Slovakia

  • Master, Phd
  • Monthly €580
  • 30 October 2019

The Government of the Slovak Republic approved the establishment of the National programme funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

The program is open to supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers, and artists for scholarship stays at higher education institutions and research organizations in Slovakia.

The Government of Slovakia is led by the Prime Minister of Slovakia. It is appointed by the President of the Slovak Republic on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. It has the authority to make major policy on the matters of the national economy and social security.


Aspirants outside from Slovakia. PhD degree in any subject.

To be eligible for this fund, the applicant must have to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • A students who are university students at universities outside Slovakia, are students of the second level of higher education (master’s students), or are students who at the time of application deadline have already completed at least 2.5 years of their university studies in the same study programme and will be on a study stay in Slovakia during their higher education outside Slovakia and who will be accepted by a public, private or state university in Slovakia for an academic mobility1 to study in Slovakia.

  • PhD students whose higher education or scientific training takes place outside Slovakia and who are accepted by a public, private or state university or a research institution in Slovakia eligible to carry out a doctoral study programme2 (e.g. the Slovak Academy of Sciences) for an academic mobility1 to study/conduct research in Slovakia.

  • International university teachers, researchers, and artists who are invited to a teaching/research/artistic stay in Slovakia by an institution with a valid certificate of eligibility to carry out research and development, which is not a business company3 and it has its headquarters in Slovakia.


Do you wish to become an international student next year?
Demonstrate your English skills with IELTS.

Start preparing for IELTS today


Amount of the monthly scholarship

  • university student €350
  • PhD student €580
  • university teacher/researcher/artist:
  • without PhD degree (or its equivalent) and less than 4 years of work experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist €580
  • with PhD degree (or its equivalent) and less than 10 years of work experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist €850
  • with PhD degree (or its equivalent) and more than 10 years of work experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist €1,000


  • To determine the monthly scholarship amount (in case of university teachers, researchers and artists) with regard to their work experience, only work experience until the day of the application deadline is taken into consideration.
  • PhD studies are considered as work experience (max. 6 years of PhD studies can be considered as work experience).


To be considered for this education award, seekers are needed to be registered as a PhD degree student from a recognized university in Slovakia. Applicants can apply for the studentship through submitted an online application, which is available at By the given deadline.

Must attach the required documents such as curriculum vitae, motivation letter,  detailed study programme, two recommendation letters issued by applicant’s university teachers,  confirmation issued by the applicant’s home university confirming that the applicant is a regular student of the respective university,  scan of applicant’s bachelor’s diploma, diploma supplement and state examination certificate, admission letter issued by applicant’s host university in Slovakia.

For being admitted, claimants are recommended to hold their bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates with good academic grades.

Seekers must have to prove their English language skills

Apply Now

Sign Up for Scholarship Updates

Get an email every week that 10.000's of students use to get the latest scholarships.